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Are you creative? Do you value peoples life stories? Become a hospice Legacy Volunteer!!

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ORGANIZATION: AccentCare Hospice

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"Your story is the greatest legacy that you will leave to your friends. It is the longest lasting legacy you will leave to your heirs." -Steve Saint

Are you creative? A good listener? A people person? Do you like to write, take pictures, paint, or use creative expression to capture memories? Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer experience?

If you answered yes to one or more of these questions then this opportunity is for you!

Legacy Volunteers are trained to work with hospice patients and their loved ones to create a meaningful legacy project(s). We want to focus on the life that has been lived and not just the death that is impending. These unique projects help capture a patients life stories, wisdom, personality, etc. Each project turns into a priceless family heirloom after a patient passes away, something for future generations to cherish. Projects may include, but are not limited to-putting together a photo album/scrapbook, writing down life stories, cherished family recipes etc., helping create memorial service slide shows, taking pictures of patient hands for a "these hands" project, recording voice messages, creating art projects like handprint art or mix-media projects...the possibilities are endless.

No previous hospice experience is needed, AccentCare Hospice will provide training and support throughout your time as a volunteer.

Requirements:

Criminal background check, provided by AccentCare

Motor vehicle report with no more than 3 moving violations within the past 36 months

Tuberculosis skin test, provided by AccentCare

Drug Screening, provided by AccentCare

COVID-19 vaccination

Orientation classes virtually and possibly in person, provided by AccentCare

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About AccentCare Hospice

Location:

741 Cool Springs Blvd, Suite 102, Franklin, TN 37067, US

Mission Statement

Act with integrity. Be compassionate. Commit to excellence.

Description

Volunteers play an extremely important role in hospice. Without them, most hospices would not be able to carry on their work.

There are some 95,000 volunteers in America. Each year they give more than 5 million hours helping dying persons and their families.

They provide assistance at all skill levels. Many are relatives and friends of former hospice patients who, having seen how much hospice can help, want to contribute to its good work.

As a direct patient care volunteer you would be providing the patient and/or family with emotional support and companionship. Volunteer activities with patients include watching TV, reading, listening to music, crafts, listening, talking and providing caregiver respite.

As an indirect volunteer you will be providing administrative and office support to the hospice team. This may include copying, answering phones and special projects.

As a volunteer you will provide care and support that is unique to each patient's needs. By doing this you can create a bond between you, the patient and family that is priceless.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
Health & Medicine
Seniors
Community, Health & Medicine, Seniors

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Nashville, TN 37206

(36.18052,-86.72655)
 

SKILLS

  • Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Painting
  • Hospice Care
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours a week, we will work with your schedule
  • Volunteers must be 18 years old and submit to a criminal background check, TB testing, drug screening and orientation paid for and provided by AccentCare. Due to federal regulations volunteers must also be Covid 19 vaccinated.

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